Jared Cook TE GB 2 months ago

Cook has agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the Packers, NFL.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cook was released by the Rams earlier this offseason after finishing with 39 catches for 481 yards and zero touchdowns in 2015. Now, he'll join the Packers on a one-year, "prove-it" deal in hopes of landing another long-term deal down the road. Fortunately for Cook, Green Bay's lack of speed at tight end makes him a unique target on offense, and a quarterback of Aaron Rodgers' quality is surely an upgrade from any of the signal callers he's played with across his seven-year career thus far.

Jared Cook TE GB 2 months ago

Cook is on the verge of signing with the Packers, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The two sides had discussions earlier this month and did not agree to a deal, but it appears they kept in touch, and have now agreed to contract terms. Expect full details to be announced shortly.

Jared Cook TE GB 3 months ago

Cook was released by the Rams on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A third-round pick in 2009, Cook hasn't really lived up to a his billing through eight NFL seasons. The seventh-year pass-catcher never topped 700 yards in his three years with the Rams, and while some of that can be attributed to quarterback play, much of that falls on him as well. Cook possesses the athleticism of an elite tight end, but it hasn't turned into production. It's possible he'll find a starting role with another team, but there are also a few better options on the market.

Jared Cook TE GB 3 months ago

Cook may be released before the 2016 season, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Rams will save $5.7 million against the 2016 salary cap if they cut Cook, who has repeatedly proven to be no better than a low-end starter. Even with the team lacking other pass-catching options, releasing Cook seems like a pretty obvious move. The free agent class at tight end isn't great, but guys like Ladarius Green and Zach Miller at least offer some shred of upside, whereas Cook has already had plenty of opportunities to make good on his impressive athleticism. He's also a poor fit for the St. Louis offense, with the team presumably hoping to lean heavily on Todd Gurley.

Jared Cook TE GB 5 months ago

Cook was targeted twice, recording a five-yard reception in Sunday's win over Seattle.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sunday was the second time in two weeks that Cook has been limited to a single catch and third time in four weeks he has been held under 25 yards receiving. The Rams close the season against a weak 49ers pass defense, but it would be a shock if the team opts to air in out. In Case Keenum's last three starts, the Rams have run the ball 58.6 percent of the time.

Jared Cook TE GB 5 months ago

Cook caught a four passes for 64 yards on a team-high six targets in Thursday's 31-23 win over the Buccaneers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Case Keenum attempting just 17 passes, Cook was the only Ram to record more than three targets. Despite being a focal point of the offense and turning in an efficient outing, he was still unable to find the end zone, thus drawing one week closer to a touchdown-free season. Cook's Week 16 prospects in that department aren't promising, as the Rams have to face the Seahawks on the road.

Jared Cook TE GB 6 months ago

Cook caught just three of his nine targets for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The big tight end led the Rams in targets during the blowout loss, but the ineptitude of Nick Foles against the ferocious Cardinals defense led to lean offensive output. Cook has seen his share of targets this season, but he has yet to score a touchdown and is now averaging just over 33 receiving yards per game. Cook remains nothing more than a weekly dart throw, and he will continue as such in next week's matchup with the Lions.

Jared Cook TE GB 6 months ago

Cook caught four passes off of six targets for 58 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 58 yards were Cook's most since Week 1. He ranks second on the team in targets, catches and receiving yards. Among fellow tight ends, Cook ranks 20th in the league in catches and 16th in receiving yardage, making him a solid-but-not-great backup tight end. The fact that he remains scoreless through this point of the season prevents him from being a legitimate fantasy starter.

Jared Cook TE GB 6 months ago

Cook caught four of the six passes thrown his way for 31 yards in Sunday's 16-13 loss to Baltimore.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cook's six targets led the team, but he failed to turn that attention into much significant production. He and fellow tight end Lance Kendricks finished as St. Louis' top two receivers on the afternoon, and the two continue to siphon value away from each other.

Jared Cook TE GB 6 months ago

Cook made two receptions for 35 yards Sunday as the Rams fell to the Bears 37-13.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In the last seven games, Cook has totaled 12 catches for 158 yards and has taken himself out of even the deepest fantasy league considerations. The St. Louis offense has been awful as of late, and while Cook may bust out for a big game sometime in the second half of the season, it will not happen consistently.